Elegant Trogon

Probably a once in a lifetime lifer for me – this was 2006 and we were staying in a research station outside Portal in Arizona only a couple of miles from the Mexican border. Breakfast was forgotten as a guy came into the dining room and casually mentioned he had heard an Elegant Trogon just down the road.  There was a mad rush for cameras and spotting scopes and this was the result. One of the world’s really gorgeous creatures.